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Dovedale

Thorpe, Ashbourne DE6 2AY, England
+44 1335 350503
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Popular walk with interesting aspects including caves to explore

Great leisurely riverside walking for all the family. Dog friendly and plenty to see and do for the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
StephenChrissy
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Darlington, United Kingdom
The thing of memories

Wonderful & magical. Has everything: fabulous rock outcrops beautiful river with stepping stones to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
hungryveganfamily
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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The National Trust is a registered charity. With your help, we protect some of the most important spaces and places in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We take care of historic houses, gardens, mills, coastline, forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, nature reserves, villages and pubs - and then we open them up for ever, for everyone. Dovedale valley is owned and cared for by the National Trust, with important woodlands, wildflower meadows and impressive limestone rock features throughout the valley. Please note; there is a privately owned car park a short and easy walk from the famous Stepping Stones. This is not a National Trust car park. The nearest National Trust car park is a mile away at Ilam Park, where National Trust member can park for free. There are toilets beside the Dovedale car park and these are owned and maintained by the Peak District National Park Authority. There is a charge of 20p to use these toilets.
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“thorpe cloud” (157 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Thorpe, Ashbourne DE6 2AY, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great leisurely riverside walking for all the family. Dog friendly and plenty to see and do for the kids. Stepping stones, wildlife, caves, massive rocks and the river Dove.

Thank StephenChrissy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful & magical. Has everything: fabulous rock outcrops beautiful river with stepping stones to cool off on a hot day, beautiful hills, near by village pubs & tea rooms, well made paths & picnic spots; car parking.

1  Thank hungryveganfamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely walk in Dovedale ..look for caves on your right sides when u walking up there as sometimes they difficult to spot so you can miss them ... Lovely walk with our 6 years old an amazing views

Thank SYLWIA K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely afternoon spent walking and looking at nature. The cold weather did not put people off as we said good afternoon to lots. Sorry to see the tea shop was shut as we could have done with a cuppa after our walk but found...More

Thank _jackie_maria15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Words cannot describe the views. A must see. Fortunately we were able to made the most of this walk.

Thank Aaxpc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great. Simple as that. Relatively short flat walk to the stepping stones (I imagine it could get busy crossing at peak times) but well worth the walk. Stunning views of Thorpe cloud and then the 3 mile walk to milll dale, via some amazing wooded...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here on Saturday 18th November .We parked here at the park and we paid £3 for the day It's a beautiful place so much culture and the stepping stones are amazing we followed the longer path and if you go the whole way...More

Thank Joanna W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We parked up at Ilam and walked to Dovedale and then along the river. As we set off at lunchtime we only walked a short distance but it was still well worth the visit. There is a car park and toilets at Dovedale for those...More

Thank Mick H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely views, absolutely brilliant drive to get there, extremely relaxing. The only thing that ruined it slightly for me was the sheer amount of tourists. I would love to experience the peaks without screaming children everywhere, but this is a minor criticism compared to the...More

Thank peggysue1233
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it here... really nice to walk or run around, not to far out of derby so can be done it an afternoon.

Thank Herbiek2
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Amber L
1 October 2017|
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Response from NationalTrustPeak | Property representative |
Hello, there is cycle hire nearby at: Tissington Trail and Manifold Valley and Carsington Water. All have websites with more info.
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gibbo832017
1 August 2017|
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Response from NationalTrustPeak | Property representative |
Hello Paul, you can contact us on 01335 350503, this is the National Trust estate office for Dovedale and Ilam Park.
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valley2017
3 July 2017|
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Response from Fivestarsalltheway | Reviewed this property |
I'd google it. " Best way via train to Derbyshire ". It'll come up with a good answer.
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